2018 is over, so here’s a list of the top three most popular posts we published during the year.
1. We started the year with a first look of the Amazon Go store in Seattle. Experiencing its cashierless checkout felt almost like stealing, and it gave us a glimpse of a future with less human interactions. Today there 9 stores across the U.S. and counting.
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After watching Her last night (the Golden Globe winner for the Best Screenplay category) I was captivated by its amazing performances and its delightfully depicted technology. What motivated me the most to watch the movie was this article from Wired: why Her will dominate UI design even more than Minority Report.
In the movie, technology is almost completely transparent for the user: most of the interactions between Theodore, the main character, and his “smartphone” happen through the earpiece and the virtual assistant, and he only touches the little screen when he wants to watch a picture. This is what his gadgets look like:
Visual user interfaces are almost nowhere to be seen, and that’s the message: human interactions are the future of personal computing.
Continue reading “Why we will never fall in love with our smartphone’s virtual assistant”